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On this MSc Building Information Management from the University of Portsmouth, you'll master the software, technology and theories you need to keep up with this new industry standard. You'll also study construction law, finance and strategic project management, before bringing your learning together in a focused project of your own design.  

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With many countries, including the UK, mandating the use of BIM in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, there's a global demand for your skills. 

Not only will you be well-placed to secure a job in the AEC sphere, there's evidence that, as a BIM graduate, you could see a 40% improvement on your salary expectations. 

You'll also be set to follow careers in higher education, the arts, conservation or management.

This Building Information Management degree from the University of Portsmouth is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Permanent Way Institution on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree*. See the JBM website for further information.

Course highlights

  • Integrate data management and construction management with BIM design principles, using industry-standard software from Revit to AutoCAD, on one of the UK's longest-running university BIM courses
  • Learn from visiting professionals in BIM management organisations such as Sweco, AECOM and Hoare Lea, and attend University-organised networking events with the construction industry
  • Choose your mode of study to suit your needs: full-time over one year, or part-time over two years, either on campus or by distance learning
Careers and opportunities

As a graduate of this BIM degree, you'll be an ideal candidate for management roles in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries.

You'll have studied the mandatory BIM technologies, systems and software you'll be using in your career, such as Revit and Novisworks, and had access to networking opportunities through the University's connections to AEC professionals. ArchDaily finds that the understanding of BIM you'll develop on this course is worth a 40% salary boost in the sector, which it predicts will be worth $10.7 billion by 2026. 

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:

  • BIM Manager
  • BIM Coordinator
  • Digital lead

Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Mott Macdonald
  • Arcadis
  • Sweco

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • BIM Theory and Practice - 20 credits
  • Construction Law, Contracts and Dispute Resolution - 20 credits
  • General Management - 20 credits
  • Integrated BIM Projects and Corporate Management - 20 credits
  • Modelling and Interoperability in the BIM Environment - 20 credits
  • Strategic Management - 20 credits
  • Dissertation - 60 credits

Key information

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January, Septemeber


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a technical or analytical discipline (Architecture, Construction Management, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Civil, Surveying, Project Management).
  • Exceptionally, applicants from non-technical/analytical disciplines but with proven and substantiated experience in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) fields will be considered.

Tuition Fee


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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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